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    The Alpha release of the new Joomla! 3.0 is out now. The release is primarily intended for extension developers... http://t.co/eX31fk0o
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Feed Roundup

Roll out the welcome mat to hackers and crackers

The Register - 2 hours 3 min ago
Security chap pens guide to bug bounty programs that won't fail like Yahoo!'s

A clear and easy to read policy is key to developing a good internal bug bounty program, according to BugCrowd which has published guidelines to help businesses encourage the security community to report vulnerabilities.…

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

The Register - 2 hours 26 min ago
Big Content could get the right to order ISPs to stop traffic

Australia's is pondering whether it needs the power to block websites that facilitate copyright infringement.…

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Teardown artists crack into Kindle Fire Phone

The Register - 2 hours 42 min ago
Amazon handset proves a complex bit of kit in repair tests

The teardown team at DIY house iFixit has cracked open the Amazon Fire smartmobe, and it seems the new handset is indeed a complex piece of kit even by modern smartphone standards.…

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Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

Slashdot - 2 hours 42 min ago
cartechboy writes Golfing and cars, not much in common there. But that's about to change thanks to a new technology from a research lab at MIT called Smorphs. The idea is simple: put a set of dynamic dimples on the exterior of a car to improve its surface aerodynamics and make it slipperier, and therefore faster. Pedro Reis is the mechanical engineering and research spearheading this project. A while ago Mythbusters proved the validity of the dimpled car form in a much more low-tech way. The concept uses a hollow core surrounded by a thick, deformable layer, and a smoother outer skin. When vacuum is applied, the outer layers suck in to form the dimples. The technology is only in its very earliest stages, but we could see this applied to future vehicles in an effort to make them faster and more fuel efficient.

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Crave giveaway: Grado SR80e headphones

from News.com - 2 hours 44 min ago
Prick up your ears and win a pair of comfy on-ear headphones that cost less than $100 but boast impressive sound.






Categories: Open Source

Down the rabbithole of Alfa-Arkiv

from News.com - 3 hours 3 min ago
A new iOS game seems to be reviving the five-year-old Junko Junsui ARG that had apparently vanished from the web.






Categories: Open Source

Huawei to virtual world: Give us your desktops and no-one gets hurt

The Register - 3 hours 12 min ago
Telecom-directed virty efforts won't be pitched at mainstream workloads … yet

Huawei's ambitions in the virtualisation market centre on desktop virtualisation and network function virtualisation for telcos, according to the company's CTO for data centre solutions Ron Raffensperger.…

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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

Slashdot - 3 hours 37 min ago
itwbennett writes Don't forget that July 25th is Sysadmin Day — a good day to show love to the folks who save your butt again and again when you mess up your computer. Forget the chocolate and flowers, long-time sysadmin Sandra Henry-Stocker has tailored some poems to celebrate these under appreciated, hard-working souls.

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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

Slashdot - 3 hours 37 min ago
itwbennett writes Don't forget that July 25th is Sysadmin Day — a good day to show love to the folks who save your butt again and again when you mess up your computer. Forget the chocolate and flowers, long-time sysadmin Sandra Henry-Stocker has tailored some poems to celebrate these under appreciated, hard-working souls.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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iOS services intended solely for diagnostics: 'I don’t buy it for a minute'

The Register - 3 hours 41 min ago
Plus: 'Come on, BBC. You're not children'

Quotw This was the week when Edward Snowden revealed that not only is the National Security Agency (NSA) snooping on everyone, violating their privacy and raking through their online information, they’re also sniggering at their nudie pics.…

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Four fake Google haxbots hit YOUR WEBSITE every day

The Register - 4 hours 10 min ago
Goog the perfect ruse to slip into SEO orfice

One in every 24 Googlebots is a imitation spam-flinging denial of service villain that masquerades as Mountain View to sneak past web perimeter defences, according to security chaps at Incapsula.…

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Journalist believes his phone was hacked by spooks at HOPE X, will upload image for forensics

Boing Boing - 4 hours 17 min ago


Douglas writes, "My rooted CyanogenMod phone got hacked at HOPE X. I'm planning to get it write-blocked and imaged to crowdsource forensics." Read the rest

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Microsoft moves Yammer into Office 365 as co-founder departs

from News.com - 4 hours 44 min ago
David Sacks, co-founder of the social-networking vendor, announces departure on Twitter.






Categories: Open Source

The seven nations where SIM CARDS outnumber PEOPLE

The Register - 5 hours 42 sec ago
PLUS: You'll never guess the nations where broadband's IN REVERSE!

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development's (OECD's) latest broadband statistics update reports that about 72 per cent of the group's residents now have access to broadband.…

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Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Slashdot - 5 hours 11 min ago
First time accepted submitter Leslie Oliver Karpas writes As millions of Americans with Obstructive Sleep Apnea struggle to get a good night's sleep, one company has harnessed 3D technology to revolutionize CPAP therapy. As 3ders.org reported today, "Metamason is working on custom CPAP masks for sleep apnea patients via 3D scanning, smart geometry, and 3D printing." "We're at the crossroads of 3D technology and personalized medicine," says Metamason's founder and CEO. "There are many medical products that would be infinitely more comfortable and effective with a customized fit. CPAP therapy is the perfect example—it's a very effective treatment with a 50% quit rate, because mass-produced masks are uncomfortable and don't fit properly." CPAP is a respiratory device worn during sleep to treat OSA, which affects 1 in 4 men and 1 in 9 women in the US alone. Metamason's "ScanFitPrint" process for creating their custom Respere masks translates a 3D scan of the patient's face into a 3D printed custom mask that is a perfect individual fit. To print the masks in soft, biocompatible silicone, Metamason invented a proprietary 3D printing process called Investment Molding, which creates wholly integrated products that were previously considered "unmoldable."

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Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Slashdot - 5 hours 11 min ago
First time accepted submitter Leslie Oliver Karpas writes As millions of Americans with Obstructive Sleep Apnea struggle to get a good night's sleep, one company has harnessed 3D technology to revolutionize CPAP therapy. As 3ders.org reported today, "Metamason is working on custom CPAP masks for sleep apnea patients via 3D scanning, smart geometry, and 3D printing." "We're at the crossroads of 3D technology and personalized medicine," says Metamason's founder and CEO. "There are many medical products that would be infinitely more comfortable and effective with a customized fit. CPAP therapy is the perfect example—it's a very effective treatment with a 50% quit rate, because mass-produced masks are uncomfortable and don't fit properly." CPAP is a respiratory device worn during sleep to treat OSA, which affects 1 in 4 men and 1 in 9 women in the US alone. Metamason's "ScanFitPrint" process for creating their custom Respere masks translates a 3D scan of the patient's face into a 3D printed custom mask that is a perfect individual fit. To print the masks in soft, biocompatible silicone, Metamason invented a proprietary 3D printing process called Investment Molding, which creates wholly integrated products that were previously considered "unmoldable."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Categories: The Essentials

Metamason: Revolutionizing CPAP Masks With 3D Scanning and 3D Printing

Slashdot - 5 hours 11 min ago
First time accepted submitter Leslie Oliver Karpas writes As millions of Americans with Obstructive Sleep Apnea struggle to get a good night's sleep, one company has harnessed 3D technology to revolutionize CPAP therapy. As 3ders.org reported today, "Metamason is working on custom CPAP masks for sleep apnea patients via 3D scanning, smart geometry, and 3D printing." "We're at the crossroads of 3D technology and personalized medicine," says Metamason's founder and CEO. "There are many medical products that would be infinitely more comfortable and effective with a customized fit. CPAP therapy is the perfect example—it's a very effective treatment with a 50% quit rate, because mass-produced masks are uncomfortable and don't fit properly." CPAP is a respiratory device worn during sleep to treat OSA, which affects 1 in 4 men and 1 in 9 women in the US alone. Metamason's "ScanFitPrint" process for creating their custom Respere masks translates a 3D scan of the patient's face into a 3D printed custom mask that is a perfect individual fit. To print the masks in soft, biocompatible silicone, Metamason invented a proprietary 3D printing process called Investment Molding, which creates wholly integrated products that were previously considered "unmoldable."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








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Pinterest's workforce is mostly white and male too

from News.com - 5 hours 17 min ago
While the vast majority of the social network's users are women, only 19 percent of the company's leadership is female.






Categories: Open Source

Alien Autopsy: William Barker on Schwa, two decades later

Boing Boing - 5 hours 17 min ago
Twenty years ago, William Barker's Schwa artwork revealed a world of alien abductions, stick figure insanity, conspiratorial crazy, and a hyper-branded surveillance state. It's now more relevant than ever. Read the rest
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Comixology adds DRM-free option! Excelsior!

Boing Boing - 5 hours 18 min ago
Unlike some of its stablemates, the Amazon-owned comics platform is to allow authors and publishers to distribute their work without the shackles of proprietary rights-management, writes Cory Doctorow Read the rest
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